This joint degree program allows students to earn a J.D. and an M.S. in Media Management in 3 to 31/2 years. It will allow 6 J.D. credit hours to be applied to the M.S. degree and 6 M.S. credit hours to be applied to the J.D. degree, saving the student 12 credit hours between the two programs.
This program is designed for J.D. students who have an interest in the regulatory and business side of the media industry. It includes a set of essential business courses (e.g., financial reporting and analysis, corporate strategy and organization, and foundations of marketing management) as well as an array of industry-specific courses (e.g. content strategy, media management research and analysis, and current issues in media management).
In the J.D. program, students will complete 82 credit hours in the School of Law. Additionally, 6 credit hours from the Media Management program will be applied to their Law School transcript, for a total of 88 required J.D. credit hours. In the M.S. program, students will complete 26 credit hours in the Miami Herbert Business School and the Department of Journalism and Media Management. Additionally, 6 Law School credit hours will be applied toward their master's degree in Media Management, for a total of 32 required M.S. credit hours. As stated above, 12 credit hours will be counted toward both degrees: 6 credit hours from the School of Law and 6 credit hours from the Department of Journalism and Media Management.
During the first year of the joint program, students will be required to attend the J.D. program full-time. Students will be able to take courses in the Miami Herbert Business School and the Department of Journalism and Media Management beginning in the fall of their second year of Law School. Students must complete all J.D. requirements and all M.S. requirements as defined by their programs. Students may take summer law courses, which may reduce the length of the joint degree program by up to one semester. Students may not take more than 16 credit hours each semester, excluding summer sessions. Seventeen credit hours per semester may be taken with permission from the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Law.